New BMJ ORCID Policy- A Simple System to Link Your Research

Have you ever noticed that as soon as people begin to publish papers in academic journals, their protectiveness over a thus far long forgotten middle initial suddenly assumes unprecedented significance? Personally, my middle name was primarily a source of embarrassment before I began to insist my name appeared as ‘James B Maurice’ on papers, however […]

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A RARE BUT INCREASINGLY COMMON DIAGNOSIS WITH AN EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS

A 41 year-old lady, with no relevant medical or family history, presented with sharp right flank discomfort for 2 days and weight loss of 3 kilograms over 1 month. Aside from mild right flank tenderness, no other abnormality was noted on a multisystem clinical examination. She had normal leucocyte, hemoglobin, and liver function levels, a […]

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#FGDebate: Investigating for Bowel Cancer

Date: 26th April 2018 Time: 20:00-21:00 Guests: Dr Andrew Plumb @aaoplumb and Dr Siwan Thomas-Gibson @SiwanTG     Dr Andrew Plumb Andrew Plumb is a Senior Lecturer in Medical imaging at University College London and Consultant Radiologist at UCLH. He trained at St John’s College, Oxford University before completing the MRCP in 2007. His initial radiology training was […]

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Yellowish lesion in the colon

An 82-year-old woman with a history of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis treated with 4 mg/day prednisolone underwent a colonoscopy because of a positive fecal occult blood test. This revealed a 2-mm slightly elevated yellowish lesion in the transverse colon (figure 1). Narrow-band imaging showed intact pits of the colonic mucosa (figure 2). Physical examination was […]

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#FGDebate- Frontline Hepatology: HCV eradication

Frontline Hepatology: HCV is easier to treat that H. Pylori, Why isn’t it treated in primary care? Date: Wednesday 25th March 2018 Time: 20:00- 21:00 (GMT) Guest: Dr James O’Beirne @drobeirne James O’Beirne is Consultant Hepatologist at The Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland Australia. He trained in Hepatology in London and spent 10 years as […]

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An unusual case of dysphagia?

A 16 year-old girl was referred to our paediatric department due to intermittent dysphagia during six months. Occasionally, she needed to induce vomit to dispose of stuck food. She reported no odynophagia, no gastroesophageal reflux symptoms, no abdominal or retrosternal pain, and no changes to defecation patterns. The patient was otherwise healthy and average weight […]

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#FGDebate: Endoscopy in Barrett’s: All you need to know

 Date: 22nd February 2018 Time: 20:00- 21:00 GMT Guest: Professor Krish Ragunath (@KrishRagunath) Bio: Krish Ragunath is Professor of GI Endoscopy, Head of Endoscopy service and Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Nottingham University Hospitals. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and London.He is the BSG Secretary for International affairs, advisor for […]

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